How Much Do Gator Tags Cost?
Some states in the United States that have gators allow you to hunt them legally. In order to hunt them, gator tags are going to be required. Gator tag pricing is going to vary depending on the state in which they are hunted, if you are a resident or non-resident, and other various factors. States where you can alligator hunt are Florida, Georgia, Lousiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas.
How much is it?
- On average, a gator tag can cost anywhere from $25 to as much as $1,000 or more for an entire alligator hunting season. Each state is different with its laws. The permit will only be valid for a particular time period.
- In Louisiana, a sports license to hunt alligator during the season will cost around $25 for a resident. If you’re a non-resident, the license will cost around $150 to $200.
- In a state such as Florida, a license can cost around $1,000 for a non-resident, while a resident will pay around $250 to $350.
- In some states such as South Carolina, they only give out gator tags to those that enter a raffle. Those that get selected can purchase a permit for $100.
- According to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in Louisiana, the cost of a tag is going to be anywhere from $25 for a resident to $125 for a non-resident.
What are the extra costs?
- Most states may charge an application fee that can range from $10 to $30. This application is needed to process your permit.
- Those that live out of state will have to pay a premium for your tags. Residents of the state itself will usually get a better, lower priced deal.
What is going to be included?
- The permit itself with the regulations and rules will be valid for a certain time of the season.
- The tag itself is used for the alligator if you successfully hunt one. Once the alligator is killed, the tag will have to be applied to show that you have a permit to legally hunt it.
- In order to obtain a tag, the state will require personal information such as your name, an application, proof of property ownership if you’re going to hunt on private land, a map, a landowner’s signature and other related information. Each and every state is going to be different.
- If you’re planning on hunting private land, most states will require additional information such as a landowner’s signature as well as an outline of the area that is going to be hunted so that it can be approved. It’s best to refer to the state’s official wildlife site to get more information.
How can I save money?
- Try to hunt in a state that has the lowest alligator tag fees if you’re going to travel to do so. If you live in a state where the hunting is legal, a resident fee is a lot cheaper to pay rather than a non-resident fee.
- Only get the number of permits necessary for the hunt. Instead of purchasing 2 or 3, consider purchasing only 1. If you need more, many states allow you to go back and purchase more.